Events/Projects

Upcoming Houston County MG Meetings & Workshops

 Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 5:30 PM. We’re meeting at the Houston County Justice Center in Caledonia. We are probably doing a hybrid meeting by using Zoom for those that can’t be there in person. If so, invitations and a link to the meeting will be sent to all members by email.  So, either come to the meeting at the Justice Center or log into the link that may be provided. Generally, a Zoom meeting may be accessed 10 minutes prior to the meeting times. 

Spring Workshop – 2022

Our Spring Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. We are planning to once again hold our public gathering at our usual location at the Caledonia Middle and Senior High School. We are still in the planning stages, but we’ll soon have the program finalized.

Check out our Houston County MG Facebook Page for the most recent information. 

Here’s our 2022 Brochure for our program and registration form.

Other Events

The Covid-19 Pandemic required us to cut back on activities beginning in the 2020 growing season. However, the Houston County Master Gardeners, under the guidance of the University of Minnesota protocols, continued to help grow gardens and gardeners through grants and mentoring. For 2022, we have two projects in the City of Houston, the Plum Street Memorial Wildflower Garden and the Houston Community Gardens.

Grow – La Crescent School Garden

The Grow project at the La Crescent School District involves students in planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables for use in the school.

Completed in 2020, the “Grow” project held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Here are some pictures from that event, along with some shots of the progress of the garden. Our thanks to Eagle Scout candidate, Nick, for building the infrastructure, as well as planting, and past Houston County Master Gardener, Deb Zillmer, for assisting with planning, ordering materials, and planting. We also thank Susan Oddsen and Bonnie Martin for their efforts in securing this project for the school.

Grow - 2020

Project applicants, Susan Oddsen (center) and Bonnie Martin (right), accepting the grant from Jean Davy, HCMG Treasurer (left).

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ABC Works – 2020

ABC Crew - 2020

Front Row from left: Janessa W., Dennif F., Kara S. (ABC Works)
Back Row from left: Kathy R., Kyle T., (ABC Works), Mary Thompson (HCMG Chair, Jean Davy, HCMG Treasurer, and Katherine Schroeder (ABC Works Staff)

ABC Works installed container gardens for growing vegetables for their workers and staff.

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 fb-art      Check the University of Minnesota Master Gardener Facebook Page Here.

The Houston County Master Gardeners typically have their monthly meeting days on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM. Generally, we meet at the Houston County Justice Center in Caledonia, but occasionally the location is different and based on the work-around provided by Zoom, we’ve been able to connect and carry on over these past two years, so be sure to check the dates and locations listed.

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